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Clarendon Parish Council launches $21-million vector control programme to combat chik-V

Published:Friday | October 10, 2014 | 12:51 PM

Horace Fisher, Gleaner Writer



CLARENDON, Jamaica:

The Clarendon Parish Council has launched a $21-million vector control intervention programme as the parish tries to combat the chikungunya virus (chik-V).




Council Chairman and Mayor of May Pen, Councillor Scean Barnswell, says the programme will include destruction of mosquito breeding sites and public education.



Barnswell further says 44 casual workers are to be trained over a six week period to carry out vector control exercises.



The May Pen Mayor says while there is still no confirmed case of chikungunya in Clarendon, there has been a growing number of persons complaining about suffering from chikungunya-like symptoms.



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